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National MS Society eNEWS - January 2014
Emotional Currents: The shifting tides of moods in MS

Why mood symptoms occur — and how to manage them

Mood shifts and other emotional symptoms are common in multiple sclerosis. Psychological changes can be difficult but are also among the most easily treated aspects of the disease. Read the article now

Related: The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines for assessing and managing MS-related mood disorders.

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Study suggests link between alcohol and reduced MS riskStudy suggests link between alcohol and reduced MS risk

Using data collected in large Swedish studies, researchers discovered that people who reported drinking alcohol were less likely to develop MS. But another study published in 2013 found no association, and the Swedish authors raised the possibility that people who develop MS may be less tolerant of alcohol.

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2014 Annual Fund - Give Now Support the 2014 Annual Fund

Support the Annual Fund and download a brand new Partner Card with your choice of design. And as a bonus gift, we'll unlock a special Facebook cover image designed especially for you. But hurry — this exclusive online offer expires January 31.

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More MS News

Dec 17: Society and EMD Serono, Inc. announce recipients of funding for early-stage MS research

Dec 5: New studies look at lifestyle factors to reduce MS risk and improve the daily lives of people living with the disease

Read more about this and other recent reports

This communication is partially sponsored through the generous support of
Biogen Idec; Genzyme, a Sanofi company; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
MS Active Source Genzyme, a Sanofi company Novartis Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
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